It’s not every day that New York’s highest court considers a question impacting the business divorce cases that we typically litigate. But a recent decision from the Court of Appeals requires careful consideration by any owner of a foreign-incorporated entity considering New York litigation.  
Continue Reading Court of Appeals Bolsters the Internal Affairs Doctrine, Takes a Stroll Through Scottish Fiduciary Law

This week’s New York Business Divorce showcases how courts reign in aggrieved limited partners whose demands stray from the plain terms of the limited partnership agreement
Continue Reading You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset: First Department Boots Limited Partner’s Claims Based on Plain Terms of Limited Partnership Agreement

On the menu for this week’s New York Business Divorce: five noteworthy business divorce cases from five different states.
Continue Reading Crossing the Hudson: Recent Business Divorce Decisions from Yonder States

This week’s New York Business Divorce takes a look at the common-law history leading to the enactment of BCL 713 regulating self-interested transactions by corporate directors, along with illustrative synopses of cases applying the statute.
Continue Reading Enforcing the Guardrails on Transactions Involving Interested Directors of Close Corporations

What happens when you cross an at-will employment agreement with a mandatory redemption requirement at a deeply discounted price? Find out in this week’s post.
Continue Reading At-Will Employment Agreement Plus Mandatory Redemption Clause Leaves Minority Shareholder-Employees Out in the Cold

Statutes and caselaw have imposed several limitations on shareholders’ ability to enter into enforceable voting agreements. But those limitations apply in the corporate context—few have migrated over to LLC member voting agreements. And as a recent decision from the First Department demonstrates, LLC member voting agreements may have fewer formality requirements than one might expect.
Continue Reading First Department Recognizes Cause of Action for Specific Performance of LLC Member Voting Agreement